The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) held its inaugural National Governing Council (NGC) on 29th September 2023 at the BOMAS of Kenya where a raft of issues were discussed.
Top of the agenda was the December 9th national wide grassroots elections
In a colorful meeting attended by President William Ruto, the party promised to hold the most democratic party elections in the country history.
Deputy President Rigathi, elected leaders and other nominated leaders were among those present in the well attended meeting.
The party Chairperson Hon Cecily Mbarire and UDA Secretary General Hon. Cleophas Malalah were among top leaders who addressed the gathering.
The President reiterated his commitment in building a Party for the future that will bring together Kenyans from all walks of life.
A party that will be inclusive to all Kenyans, one that will outlive the current leadership.
While addressing the gathering the president emphasized that the elections will be free and fair.
Noting that all those interested in positions shall be subjected to the will of the party owners who are the registered members.
The president who is also the party leader said he is a strong believer in a strong national party.
He said all leaders, himself included, will be treated equally.
The following resolutions were made during the NGC:
- That the respective provisions of the Constitution of the UDA Party in articles 5, 16, 17,18, and 19 are amended as proposed.
- That the UDA grassroots election shall be conducted in all polling centers beginning on 9th December 2023.
- That the UDA grassroots elections shall be conducted in the manner and form of a digital voting system, as demonstrated in compliance and accordance with the constitution of the Party.
- That all the elected leaders under the party strive to understand the government’s plan and manifesto and shall answer, defend, and represent to the electorate the status of the government’s manifesto.
- That the UDA Party supports the establishment of legal mechanisms to ensure the financial independence of all county assemblies and the creation of a pension fund for the Members of County Assembly.
- The National Governing Council meeting was attended by the party’s National Executive Council, Elected Governors and Deputy Governors, Elected and Nominated Senators, Elected and Nominated Members of Parliament and Members of County Assemblies both elected and Nominated under the UDA Party.
- The UDA party targets to register a total of 15 million members by the year 2027.